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Broadway's N'Kenge to Join Ottawa Symphony Orchestra This WeekendBroadway's N'Kenge to Join Ottawa Symphony Orchestra This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim) returns to Ottawa Symphony Orchestra in a brand new concert with Pops Conductor Jack Everly performing CLASSIC FM: RADIO HITS FROM THE DECADES. The Orchestra will take audiences on a musical journey through four decades of hits up and down the FM dial - from Elton John and Billy Joel to Aretha Franklin, Chicago and more at the National Arts Centre Southam Hall. N'Kenge will be joined by vocalist Ron Remke, Melissa Schott, Jim Hogan and Josh Turner. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2015: THE MOTOWN STORY Brought High Energy in High Temperatures to a Packed Governor Hindmarsh HotelBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2015: THE MOTOWN STORY Brought High Energy in High Temperatures to a Packed Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
by Barry Lenny - Feb 24, 2015

This was a marvellous and memorable night at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. (more...)

BWW Interview: WICKED'S SHOSHANA BEANBWW Interview: WICKED'S SHOSHANA BEAN
by Pati Buehler - Feb 19, 2015

This multi- talanted lady brings her Broadway experience to entertain and educate at the PRiMA theater in Lancaster Pa. for a concert and masterclass in March. (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Launches Tonight in ChicagoBroadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Launches Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club begins tonight, February 17, 2015 at the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.) and runs through March 29, 2015. (more...)

Local Horns Players Join THE FOUR TOPS at Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 1/21Local Horns Players Join THE FOUR TOPS at Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Local horn players from Arcadia and surrounding communities, will be joining the legendary Motown group, The Four Tops onstage at Arcadia Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 21 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Cruise Visits West End Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICALPhoto Flash: Tom Cruise Visits West End Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Katie Brayben plays the title role of Carole King, with Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Below, check out photos of Tom Cruise with the cast after last night's preview! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Katie Brayben, Alan Morrissey, Lorna Want and More in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICALPhoto Flash: First Look at Katie Brayben, Alan Morrissey, Lorna Want and More in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Katie Brayben plays the title role of Carole King, with Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann,Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

THE FIRST WIVES CLUB's Holland-Dozier-Holland to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of FameTHE FIRST WIVES CLUB's Holland-Dozier-Holland to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that songwriters and producers Holland-Dozier-Hollandwill be honored with the 2,543rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame tomorrow, Friday, February 13, at 11:30 a.m. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated near the Live Nation Building at 7070 Hollywood Boulevard. Holland-Dozier-Holland have reunited for the first time in more than 30 years to write the score for the new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club, which will make its World Premiere in Chicago on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and play through March 29, 2015 at the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.). (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include BILLY ELLIOT, Christine Ebersole & More!Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include BILLY ELLIOT, Christine Ebersole & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to entertain with its 2015/16 Another Op'nin', Another Show season! (more...)

Katie Brayben Leads BEAUTIFUL, Beginning Tonight in the West EndKatie Brayben Leads BEAUTIFUL, Beginning Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

London previews beginning at the Aldwych Theatre tonight 10 February 2015 with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. (more...)

Jason Alexander, Pink Martini, Lea Salonga and More Set for Cincinnati Pops' 2015-16 SeasonJason Alexander, Pink Martini, Lea Salonga and More Set for Cincinnati Pops' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

?The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell are delighted to announce the Pops' 2015-2016 season at Cincinnati Music Hall, the fifth under the direction of Mr. Russell. The season, presented by PNC along with the Pops Artist Series Sponsor, The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, features exciting guest artist debuts, alongside the return of the best genres and artists that have built the Pops into an American icon. (more...)

SELMA, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, BLACK-ISH and More Top 46TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; All the Winners!SELMA, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, BLACK-ISH and More Top 46TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; All the Winners!
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

The winners of the '46th NAACP Image Awards' were announced last night during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One (9-11 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed). The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a one-hour live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Kevin Frazier and Shaun Robinson. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

BWW TV Chicago Exclusive: FIRST WIVES CLUB Cast Preps for Pre-Broadway Run and Performs from Show!BWW TV Chicago Exclusive: FIRST WIVES CLUB Cast Preps for Pre-Broadway Run and Performs from Show!
by M. William Panek - Feb 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld Chicago was on hand to meet the cast and creative team of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, set to begin its pre-Broadway world premiere at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre. (more...)

Aretha Franklin Coming to NJPAC Next MonthAretha Franklin Coming to NJPAC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Aretha Franklin for an exclusive NJ performance. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC ?(888.466.5722) (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents JACKIE EVANCHO, 2/13The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents JACKIE EVANCHO, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Jackie Evancho, the pint-sized diva who won hearts - and a second-place finish - on NBC's "America's Got Talent, returns to her hometown on February 13 to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall. (more...)

The Four Tops to Play Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 2/21The Four Tops to Play Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation continues its 2015 Season with The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8pm. The Four Tops is one of soul's most legendary groups and shaped the Motown sound, as we know it. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bettye LaVette Plays Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Bettye LaVette Plays Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 29, 2015

Cafe Carlyle will welcomed back iconic R&B songstress Bettye LaVette last night for a two-week engagement, January 27-February 7, where she will showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career, as well as the world premiere of selections from her new album, Worthy.The album, which Cherry Red releases on January 27, features Bettye's reflective, visceral interpretations of classic tracks by Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones amongst others. (more...)

Henry Mancini Estate Taps Spirit Music GroupHenry Mancini Estate Taps Spirit Music Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The estate of Henry Mancini has chosen leading independent music publisher Spirit Music Group to administer the prestigious music publishing catalog of Henry Mancini for North America as announced today by David Renzer, Chairman, Spirit Music Group. The catalog was previously administered by Universal Music Publishing Group (the company retains admin rights to the catalog outside of North America). (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx AwardThe Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that legendary Music Producer Clive Davis will be the 2015 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. Mr. Davis will be honored and presented with the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala to be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on April 13, 2015. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx AwardThe Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that legendary Music Producer Clive Davis will be the 2015 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. Mr. Davis will be honored and presented with the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala to be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on April 13, 2015. (more...)

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